“Don’t put me on your list, because you are wrong…”
When I saw OFF! back in December of last year, it was pure fucking chaos. My brother and I were in the front row, getting kicked in the head and pushed against the foldback and screaming every word to every song. In other words, it’s exactly what a punk show should be. What was even cooler was that a stack of touring musos at the time had snuck side of stage – Pink Eyes from Fucked Up, Nate Mendel from the Foo Fighters, Kyle Gass from Tenacious D… and, yes, the D’s other half, Jack Black.
That chance encounter must have left an impression, as nearly a year later, here we are with the third video released in support of OFF!’s self-titled debut. Here, we get to see JB take the role of a sharp-dressed gangster as he brings in his chronies (vocalist Keith Morris, bassist Steve McDonald and guitarist Dimitri Coats) to beat up Mexican brawler Allisco, played by drummer Mario Rubalcaba. It’s done very cheesily, in the style of a Saturday afternoon movie. None apart from Jack are qualified actors, which makes it all the funnier to watch. Although it’s gone in 90 seconds, this is one I’d love to see the band return to – how about a prequel with King Kong Brigade as the soundtrack?